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[SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

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Hello again. This might be a simple question. I am trying to follow your guide and install a fresh copy of Mojave 10.14.5. I seemed to have been caught in trying to get a good download of Mojave the day after 10.14.5 was released.

Your first instruction is download certain files before starting installation. The very first thing is UniBeast 9.2.1 or newer. When I download UniBeast, it is showing up as version 9.2.0-6. Am I missing where to get UniBeast 9.2.1 from?

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He must have mistype the version #. Your download is the latest version.
Yes it should be 9.2.0 or newer. Typo fixed.
 
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This is the ULTIMATE GUIDE I have seen recently on the forums here !!! Congratulations !!! I have the same setup with a GT710 as Graphics Card and all is ok . Only issue is that as soon as I enable the IGFX on the 9900K in the BIOS , boot is stuck at the Apple logo . Verbose mode shows stuck at Start Uncompress Kernel Cache .... Help !!! Exactly as in the screenshot 2 posts below .... I am on 10.14.5 , Z390 Designare and the 9900K .
 
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Dear @CaseySJ, I'm running into some QuickSync trouble as it doesn't work, as far as I can tell, and I was hoping if I could get some help on it.

I believe I set everything right in 10.14.5, and generated the platform-id 0x3E980003 Device patch by Hackingtool, as my manual entry seemed to default to 0x3E910003.

With 0x3E910003 I can see the green line in Intel Power Gadget (latest), but it doesn't respond to the BruceX test (ca. 14 sec in all my tries). With 0x3E980003 no green line shows up, and I still get the same results. In both cases the HD630 doesn't show up in System Profiler. In GeekBench4.2.2 both GPUs do show up.

My BIOS is set to Primary: PCI-E / 64MB Shared / MultiMonitor Enabled.

Kext are all up to date with KextUpdater.app.

I have attached my (stripped) Clover folder, in the hope that someone may be able to point out what I'm missing. I suppose that with the Vega64 8GB + QuickSync BruceX should complete under 10 seconds? I see people with a RX570 finishing sub-10. Is there a better test to see if QuickSync is enabled?

PS: I'm still missing some USB-ports, but that's a matter I can figure out after this. If you find any other oddities, please let me know. The "ACPI PATCH" in ACPI section is for recent BIOS updates that cause the boot to hang on afps initializations, early on.

PPS: I have been reading as much as I can in this thread, but I just am at a loss. My LuxMark score is just fine, and LuxMark seems to report the HD630 as well. I just find it very curious that the BruceX test seems unaffected, whereas people with RX580 + QuickSync (in the BruceX benchmark topic) can relate to <10 sec results.
Hello @AlBeast,

This particular thread is for Gigabyte Designare Z390 and related motherboards such as Gigabyte AORUS Extreme and Gigabyte Z390 Gaming, etc. Because you're running an ASRock motherboard, it would be better to start a new thread under Post-Installation.

However, I will nevertheless address your concern briefly here. Because I don't have Final Cut Pro, I cannot run the BruceX test myself, but I can provide some general guidelines.
  • First, let's look at your config.plist. There are several issues with its configuration:
    • ACPI section
      • PluginType should be checked to enable native power management.
      • Change GFX0 to IGPU and PEGP to GFX0 are not necessary because Lilu/WhateverGreen will handle it
    • CPU section
      • Because you're running 10.14.5 with an i9-9900K, you should set Type to 0x1005
    • Devices --> Properties section
      • You've specified "AAPL,ig-platform-id", "AAPL-slot-name", "device_type", etc. but one item is missing:
        • framebuffer-patch-enable with a value of 0x01000000
      • Properties Key: framebuffer-patch-enable
      • Properties Value: 01000000
      • Value Type: DATA
    • Kernel and Kext Patches section
      • The USB port limit patch is not valid for 10.14.5.
      • Please delete or disable that patch and replace it with the 4 patches provided here.
  • The iGPU will not appear under System Preferences --> Graphics/Displays, but it should appear under System Information --> PCI. But only after the above changes are made.
Please try again after these modifications.
 
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I had this build up and running great for a couple days now and when I went to boot today it just hung at the apple logo after clover selects my boot drive. I restarted in verbose and it just stays here. Any suggestions?
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Indicative of a memory fix driver problem.
For your Z390 board you should be using OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi (See nickwoodhams.com) in /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/.
Be sure to delete any of OsxAptioFixDrv, OsxAptioFix2Drv, OsxAptioFix3Drv or AptioMemoryFix-64.efi.
 
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Indicative of a memory fix driver problem.
For your Z390 board you should be using OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi (See nickwoodhams.com) in /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/.
Be sure to delete any of OsxAptioFixDrv, OsxAptioFix2Drv, OsxAptioFix3Drv or AptioMemoryFix-64.efi.

I am using OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi, like I mentioned before it installed fine and booted up perfectly. Haven't made any changes, just turned it on today and hung up like that.

Here's my folder
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Ok I managed to get back in by re-flashing the BIOS. I reinstalled the F6 BIOS image and it booted right back up. Any idea what might have caused that issue?
 

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Ok I managed to get back in by re-flashing the BIOS. I reinstalled the F6 BIOS image and it booted right back up. Any idea what might have caused that issue?
This is usually triggered by multiple hard resets and installation/removal of PCIe, SATA, and NVMe devices.
 
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Hi CaseySJ,
any idea about this issues?
The disk is LaCie 4TB via Usb-c, and Temperature Gauge 4.1
 

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